Well I suppose it had to happen.
It was all going so well, good memory management, it was fast and had great addons. It was a no brainer to use Firefox as my default browser.
Version 3 was better than Version 2, this is how software evolution was supposed to be.
And the only reason I still had Internet Explorer on my machine was that I needed it to test my websites.
Alas, since 3.6.8 was released my Firefox utopia has been shattered.
It has gotten to the point that I have had to shift to Chrome. Had to, not wanted to.
The memory leaks were so bad, that after coming back from being away from my desk for half a day, Firefox was consuming over 1gb of memory, for only 4 tabs!
It got to the point where I was rebooting 3 times a day to maintain any speed.
Luckily, since I have moved to Chrome, my work experience is much better, the speed is back and I found that there was an extension for Chrome called Firebug Lite, I am Saved!
If Mozilla sort out the memory problems, I may go back. But the major problems need some serious tweaks.
Have you found your favourite Browser or other software made by non monoply (Microsoft, Adobe) etc has succumbed to bloat and decreasing performance?
Have they gotten lazy as market share has risen?